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What Makes a Bailout Acceptable?

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  • Zdravka Todorova

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Since March 2008 we have witnessed a flurry of government "bailouts," directed to assist financial institutions. What has made these more or less acceptable to the public is the hope that they are temporary, implemented in a state of emergency, and that they offer market solutions and won't structurally change capitalist relations. However, no temporary stimulus and bailouts can address the systemic instability in financial capitalism identified by Post Keynesians and Institutionalists.

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  • Zdravka Todorova, 2009. "What Makes a Bailout Acceptable?," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(2), pages 319-326.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:43:y:2009:i:2:p:319-326 DOI: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624430204
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